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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Address: 2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804 648 5015
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History Comes Alive at St. John's

I am mesmerized by this place. Not only is it an awesome building but I can feel the historic events that occurred here. I actually found my ancestors buried in the cemetery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am mesmerized by this place. Not only is it an awesome building but I can feel the historic events that occurred here. I actually found my ancestors buried in the cemetery! There are also periodic re-enactments of Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech.

Thank georgia73
Lakeland, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Being in the church where pre Revolutionary War passions were expressed helps you to understand the coming storm in the colonies.

1 Thank tnhighroad
Oaklyn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great (and important!) little spot to visit while in Richmond, you can walk the impeccably manicured grounds free of charge and see some great old gravestones. You can take a tour of the actual church free of charge and even attend services on Sunday if you wanted. The tour itself is maybe a half hour and they charge a nominal... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth M
Hartsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Although we were not there for a reenactment, our guide was fabulous, informative and passionate about history and this church. He was dressed in the Revolutionary era garb and when we were seated in the church and he yelled "Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death", we all felt it. These days, with so many threats to our liberty and... More 

1 Thank shapgo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is the church where Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me liberty, or Give me Death" speech. The reenactors do a good job. The church is old and beautiful - and still active. Nice place to visit.

Thank MaggieThomasPam
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I love history, but hate boring stuffy seminars. A visit to St. Johns Church was a great way to get in touch with Richmond Virginia’s Revolutionary period history without being put to sleep. The “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech was great. The actors are dressed in period clothing and really get into character. They know there lines... More 

1 Thank tsl1b
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

St. John's is a beautiful church located on a hill overlooking Richmond. Having traveled to Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, we wanted to see the location where the political will to overtake the British came from . It was of course started by the lawyer Patrick Henry, as he prodded his fellow Patriots to unite with his famous words. Our docent... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The church is beautiful, and the curators are great ... they know the history behind this church. Services are still held in this church every Sunday.

Thank 1Souci
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were with a group and had a tour with the speakers in colonial dress who were extremely informative and answered everyone's questions....Quite a hike from down top, though, but worthwhile

Thank Sandra L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Beautiful church and grounds with lovely re-enactment days of the famous Patrick Henry speech. Dress up and become part of the whole experience, like my kids did! The actors were wonderful and posed for pictures. The show closest to March 23rd is always a little grander since it's the actual anniversary of the Second Virginia Convention.There are guided tours for... More 

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